Miranda July and Agnes Varda Snap Selfie at Paris Fashion Week
It feels like Paris Fashion Week has been especially eventful this year, with buzz around a tone-deaf Instagram upload from Vogue editor Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis (see Art World Socialite and Vogue Editor Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis Makes Instagram Blunder), offensive graffiti sprayed on the facade of a Paris A.P.C. store (see Kidult Sprays the N-Word on A.P.C. Storefront in Paris), and, of course, the announcement of Kanye West’s curatorial debut (see Kanye West Curates With Richard Prince, Anish Kapoor, and Cecily Brown).
But somewhere in the midst of so much madness, Miranda July, writer, filmmaker, and the preeminent app designer of our generation (see Miranda July Releases a Messaging App With a Message) found time to cozy up to legendary French filmmaker and European Graduate School professor Agnes Varda.
The well-coiffed pair joined forces at Miu Miu, Prada’s hipper, slightly less pricey diffusion line. “We whispered about clothes as they marched past us,” July wrote. “’twas a tremendous honor.”
The selfie was almost immediately retweeted by the fashion label Rodarte, which expressed their love for Ms. Varda. As far as we know, Varda herself is not active on Twitter, though perhaps July took a moment to espouse the virtues of her own social media platform.
Other things we imagine the pair may have whispered about include film, obviously (we’d love to hear Varda’s take on July’s most acclaimed work, Me and You and Everyone We Know), feminism, July’s controversial new book, and her subsequent meeting-of-the-minds with Lena Dunham (see Lena Dunham and Miranda July Talk Taboos).
Come to think of it, we’d also love to hear Varda’s take on Girls. Someone please get this woman a Twitter account, stat.
Follow artnet News on Facebook:
Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.